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Twitter Tips 10&11

Nueva entrega de los Twitter Tips; esta vez encontramos frases tales como “sordo como una tapia”, “hacerse ilusiones”, “ahorrar esfuerzos”, “más sabe el diablo por viejo”, o algunos a la hora de escribir correctamente algunas partículas como “sé como…” o el origen de la palabra robot, and so on(etéctera), entre otros muchos consejos.

Como siempre, os invito a que sigáis nuestra cuenta oficial de Twitter 😉

#Idiom: Deaf as a post - Sordo como una tapia "Could you repeat that? Sorry, I'm as deaf as a post"
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
"Don't piss on my back and tell me it's raining!" - (no me mientes)
@mansiontwit
lamansiondelingles
Para decir "debido a" + sustantivo, empleamos la expresión "due to". Ten cuidado con la pronunciación. Se dice "diu" y no "due".
@VaughanSystems
Vaughan Systems
#Tip: Se usa "for + ing" al explicar el porqué de una reacción positiva o negativa: Thanks for reading! / I scolded her for tearing my dress
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
#Tip:"Altogether" - En total. "All together" - Todos juntos. We were having lunch the last time we were all together. It was 300€ altogether
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
#Phrasal #Verb: do up - abrochar, atar "You should do up your jacket, it's cold outside"
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
#Tip: En inglés, en vez de decir si sabes hacer algo, se dice "sé como hacer..." : I know HOW TO drive a truck - Sé conducir camiones
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
#Phrasal #Verb: do with - tener algo que ver con, tener relación con "What's MS DOS?" "It's got something to do with computers."
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
#Tip:Cuando uses el verbo "to be" en el 2º condicional has de decir "were" en lugar de "was": If I were you I wouldn't go. NOT: If I was you
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
como para + infinitivo = as to + infinitive, e.g. It isn't so easy as to say that (No es tan fácil como para decir eso)
@gar_jones
Gareth H. Jones
#Idiom: To lose face - Quedar mal "I have to learn the speech by heart if I don't want to lose face" http://t.co/0v5ZMtOJ
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
Expression: That's wishful thinking.............. Te estás haciendo ilusiones. Keep learning on http://t.co/t4tsauyS
@VaughanSystems
Vaughan Systems
#Tip: A veces, una estructura con "for" sigue a "too" o "enough". It's sunny enough for us to get a tan. It's too early for me to go to bed
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
HOG(person who eats too much) - tragón/a (selfish person)-abusica "He hogged the PC all afternoon"-estuvo pegado al ordenador toda la tarde.
@mansiontwit
lamansiondelingles
"green-eyed monster"- a person who is extremely jealous. "night owl"- A person who stays up and is active late into the night
@Languagelab
Languagelab.com
“Yummy”, para decir que algo está delicioso.Ex. "-Susana and Ana are making traditional paella for the food... http://t.co/OFTHcTuY
@aulaingles
Aula ingles
DId you know? The word "robot" was created by Karel Capek. It came from Czech/Slovak "robotovat," which means to work very hard.
@Languagelab
Languagelab.com
#Tip: El auxiliar "do" no se usa como auxiliar de "to be", pero para negar el imperativo sí se usa: "Don´t be so lazy! - ¡No seas tan vago!"
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
sobre todo = above all, e.g. I like Spanish food, above all paella (Me gusta la comida española, sobre todo la paella)
@gar_jones
Gareth H. Jones
“I'm on top of it”, para decir que tenemos el control sobre algo.Ex. "-Have you found an answer to the problem... http://t.co/ZaoGaBaT
@aulaingles
Aula ingles
#Idiom: to cut corners - ahorrar esfuerzos "They used inexperienced workers to cut corners on the job." http://t.co/QyWu4LeY
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
#Tip: "and so on" es una expresión que se usa para decir "etcétera": "Some of the presidents of USA were Lincoln, Kennedy and so on"
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
#Idiom: to take flight - darse a la fuga "They stole my bag and took flight out of the store." http://t.co/t4BU8Sra
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
VOCABULARY! 'Cosy' (acogedor, agradable, calentita). What kinds of things might be cosy?
@InglesNavarra
Inglés Navarra
#Tip: Si la frase no es interrogativa, puedes usar "the way" en vez de "how" (no los dos). "I like the way she walks - I like how she walks"
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
#Phrasal #Verb: get off - bajar (de un autobus, tren) "You have to get off the bus at the next stop if you want the station"
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
#Idiom: to be broke - estar arruinado "If I don't stop spending my money I'll be broke by the end of the week." http://t.co/AkbrVpVR
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
haber dormido = to have slept; estar dormido = to be asleep, e.g. I've slept well; I was asleep for hours.
@gar_jones
Gareth H. Jones
medio despierto=half awake; medio dormido=half asleep, eg I haven't slept well this week and I don't know if I'm half awake or half asleep
@gar_jones
Gareth H. Jones
#Tip: Usa "had better" (será mejor que) para advertir: "You'd better run or you'll get caught - Será mejor que corras o serás atrapado"
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
#Phrasal #Verb: get on - subir (a un autobus, tren, moto) "Quick! Get on the train, it's about to leave"
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
“There's no substitute for experience.” - Mas sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo.
@mansiontwit
lamansiondelingles
“I suppose so”, para decir que estamos de acuerdo con alguna idea, pero al mismo tiempo no nos sentimos muy... http://t.co/DWNj3GDZ
@aulaingles
Aula ingles
Phrasal verb: To have someone on... I'm having you on = Te estoy tomando el pelo. Keep learning on http://t.co/t4tsauyS
@VaughanSystems
Vaughan Systems
#Tip: "Up" and "down" (arriba y abajo), también se usan para indicar norte y sur: I'm in Spain now and I'm heading up to France next month.
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
HUMP - (angry mood) - "He's got the hump." - está de mal café. "What's given you the hump, then?"- ¿Por qué estas de mala leche?
@mansiontwit
lamansiondelingles
#Idiom: To drop a line - Escribir unas líneas "I'll drop him a line this afternoon when he gets out of work." http://t.co/vSMatmr6
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
además de + infinitivo = In addition to / As well as + verbo+-ing, e.g. As well as singing / In addition to singing (Además de cantar)
@gar_jones
Gareth H. Jones
#Tip: "Too" significa "demasiado" y "very" significa "muy" o "mucho" - It's very hot but we're gonna go out. It's too hot, we can't go out.
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
#Tip: "so far" significa "hasta ahora, hasta el momento": I've read 3 books so far this month - Me he leído 3 libros en lo que va de mes
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
#Phrasal #Verb: throw away - tirar a la basura "Don't throw these papers away: they're important." Sigue estudiando en: http://t.co/OhZV47jc
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
#Idioms: to blow one's mind - fascinar, alucinar "Listen to this new band! They'll blow your mind!" http://t.co/iC8vhwEQ
@EnglishOTR
English on the Rocks
“Just because ... doesn't mean ...”, para decir que no hay una conexión lógica entre dos cosas.Ex. "-Just because... http://t.co/NGLJXqAj
@aulaingles
Aula ingles
#Tip: "On time" significa "en punto" (ni pronto ni tarde). "In time" significa "con tiempo", "antes de la hora fijada" (pronto)